These Highly Rated Blackout Curtains Are the Secret to Better Sleep—and They’re on Sale

updated Dec 3, 2020
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If you have city lights keeping you up at night or sunlight waking you up before you’re really ready to greet the day, blackout curtains are essential. But it’s worth noting that the benefits of a good set of blackout curtains go beyond just blocking out every bit of unwanted light. They can also help cut down on noise from outside, and they help insulate your space by blocking out cold and eliminating drafts—a definite bonus for you (and your energy bill) for the winter. So even if you already have a set or two in your bedroom to help you sleep blissfully all night, you may want to consider blackout curtains for some of your other spaces as well.

Amazon currently has some of their most highly rated options on sale, and we’ve rounded up the top five you can save on right now. Prices may vary by color, and lots of different sizes are available, but we focused on 52″ x 84″ (or similar) curtains. Here’s to a cozy winter and a good night’s sleep!

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was $27.44

Made from super heavyweight microfiber, these curtains have an upscale feel but a budget-friendly price tag. They're fade-resistant and will also help prevent your furniture, floors, and artwork from fading over time. The grommeted tops make them easy to install and adjust frequently, and they'll work with any curtain rod.

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was $16.99

Sold individually, these blackout curtain panels have almost 30,000 customer ratings, 78 percent of which are five-star. "These are TRUE blackout curtains!!!" says one happy buyer, who tried multiple other brands before settling on these. If you have a small window where you only need one panel to black out the entire thing, consider one of these.

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was $26.99

Sun Zero's Blackout Curtains focus on energy efficiency and noise reduction, claiming to improve insulation by up to 40 percent and reduce noise by up to 30 percent. Reviewers note that they don't block out 100 percent of light (something that could be remedied by adding an additional blackout liner) but rave about the colors and quality of the fabric.

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was $40.99

If you're looking for blackout curtains with a little bit of flair, Deconovo's decorative blackout curtains come in a wide range of colors, all with a shimmery, wavy silver print. They have a solid 4.8-star rating with reviewers loving how soft they are and the fact that they come with matching ties. One thing to note: Unlike our other top picks, this set must be hand-washed in order to preserve the glittery design.

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was $39.99

Another smart set to consider if improving energy efficiency is high on your list, the WONTEX Thermal Blackout curtains get great reviews for their ability to block out almost all light, plus they're made with three layers of fabric for extra insulation. They're the same color on both sides, and some reviewers were especially surprised that even the lighter hues manage to block out about 90 percent of light.